April 12, 2021 – CBC PEI: All 48 power line technicians working for Maritime Electric, P.E.I.’s main electric utility, are men, but the company wants to change that. The company will hold two information sessions this month for women interested in becoming power line technicians.
“This specifically is saying to women, you know, ask us what you need to ask us,” said Maritime Electric spokesperson Kim Griffin.
“Let us tell you and let us show you what we’re doing in our organization to be an even more open and inclusive organization.”
Maritime Electric has been looking into what other utilities have done to successfully recruit women onto their power line technician teams, said Griffin.
Read the CBC PEI story by Kevin Yarr here